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“Very interesting!”

Troglodytes & Sarcophages
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Perth, Australia
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160 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Very interesting!”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

It was an afternoon well spent for 6 euros. However beware of opening hours. There is only one or two guided tours per day, make sure you find out beforehand. Perhaps more in summer?!?
This troglodyte has served its purpose throughout history. From the vikings invasions, sarcophagus that were massively carved at a rate of one every twelve hours. It was used during the wars, it was used as a cellar for wine etc. there are other points of interest in Doué la Fontaine, lots to see, worth seeing if you are a history buff.
It is wheelchair accessible for most parts, although a little steep at the entry. Enjoy!

Visited May 2014
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English first
Davis, California
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“You think you've seen troglos in the Loire Valley...”
Reviewed 11 September 2013

This place is unique in that it was a sarcophagus factory until the 8th century-- a different story than other troglodytes in the area. Our tour guide was a volunteer from the UK who had come over specifically to run English-speaking tours in exchange for room and board. I wish there were opportunities like that when I was young. Informative and interesting.

Visited September 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing site”
Reviewed 22 July 2013

The site was very impressive and the guided tour was incredibly in-depth and informative. A great place to escape the midday heat and full of history.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank EandNB
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“What goes on underground.”
Reviewed 10 July 2013

This was very interesting and informative and the workings are quite shallow so you are not too far underground. We had excellent guides who were English students working for bed & board to improve their French.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Colin H
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